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J&K: 1 killed, 9 injured in militant grenade attack

August 12, 2009 12:08 IST
One person was killed and nine others injured in a militant grenade attack in north Kashmir's apple-rich Sopore town on Tuesday morning.

A senior police official in Srinagar said militants hurled a grenade at a party of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force, near the bus stand in Sopore town, which exploded injuring 10 civilian bystanders.

The injured were taken to hospital, where a 60-year-old civilian identified as Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh succumbed to his injuries.

The area was cordoned-off by security forces for search operations.

No group has yet claimed responsibility of the attack.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar